A difficult season for Woking ended on a high by beating Eastleigh 2-1, seeing the Cards finish in 12th place – and after the game on Saturday the club held its annual end-of-season awards evening.
Unsurprisingly John Goddard picked up four awards: Players’ Player, Manager’s Player, Player of the Season and Cards Trust Player of the Season.
Goddard’s consistency throughout the season – 49 starts with one substitute appearance – as well as scoring 20 goals – 17 in the league – from midfield made him an obvious and well deserved choice for the awards.
His performances this season haven’t gone unnoticed elsewhere. In March he was called up to represent England C and made his debut in Kiev against Ukraine, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2-0 win for the Non-League Three Lions. It is expected the 22-year-old will be playing in the Football League next season with rumoured interest from League One side Swindon Town.
Woking goalkeeper Jake Cole picked up the Woking News & Mail Player of the Season award. Cole’s saves, particularly during the last three months of the season, have been of the highest quality.
Captain Mark Ricketts was presented with an award for making 250 appearances with the Cards.
Similarly, Giuseppe Sole picked up an award for making 200 appearances.
Woking press officer John Moore received the Clubman of the Year award. He’s been a fan of the Cards since 1978 and took over the role of club press officer in 2009 with club photographer David Holmes. Moore co-commentates on games for BBC Surrey, providing insight and analysis as the events unfold, conducts the post-match interview with Garry Hill for the club website and many other jobs that go unnoticed.
The Academy Manager’s Player of the Season was awarded to Shay Daniel.
Jake Treagus picked up the Academy Players’ Player of the Season.
The Goal of the Season was won by Chris Arthur for his strike against Maidenhead. You can watch a video of the top 10 below:
Pictures of the evening taken by David Holmes are here.
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